Inmates of the Ho Central prisons may have their freedom curtailed, but not their insatiable love for Wakye, Yes! wakye; that indigenous delicacy rich in protein.
The inmates who unambiguously declared their unflinching love for the local food, prepared by boiling beans and rice together with other ingredients, shouted “We want Wakye”, when asked by the chief Prison warden about the food they will like to eat as their next meal, at recent durbar held in the prison yard.
Just when the chief Warden, Deputy Director of Prisons, Victor Agbelengor assured them of their wish, the entire prison resounded with a thunderous applause and chants to signify their excitement and gratitude.
One of the inmates, sum up their insatiable love and crave for Waakye, to our reporter at the durbar saying “Wakye is our food and we don’t care eating it every day.. It’s very delicious.”
So whenever you consider donating food items to the Ho prisons, make wakye ingredients number one item on your list or better still serve them wakye with its accompaniments and you will leave a lasting memory in their minds.
The durbar was organised for the Volta regional Youth Wing of the National Democratic Congress (NDC) also known as ‘Viva family’ to interact with inmates after they donated some food items and detergents, to the inmates to mark the third anniversary of late President, Prof. John Evans Attah Mills.
Mr. Egypte Kudoto, the Regional Youth Organiser of the NDC who presented the items said the gesture was to immortalise the late President and his annual ritual of donating to the less privileged on his birthday when he was alive.
The items worth GHC3,800.00 included five bags of rice, five bags of gari, two gallons of cooking oil, two gallons of palm- oil, two cartons of soap and two bags of sugar.